NAMM Show 2014? Yeah we went….

Want to see some cool things that we saw? Check it out!


Plug Your Drums In to A New Amp [Kustom KDA50 & KDA100]

Check out this brand new product from Kustom. They just came out with a line of drum amps. They work well for bass guitars, and as a mini P.A. as well. They designed these from the ground up. They look good and sound great.

KDA50 – 50W Active drum monitor fitted with 1x 10″ Woofer and 1x 2.5″ Tweeter, 2x 6,3 mm thomann Jack Inputs, 1x 6,3 mm Jack Aux Input, seperate volume controls for all 3 Inputs, 3 band EQ Lo-Mid High controls, 3,5 mm mini jack Line input, 3,5 mm Headphone output socket, Dimensions whd: 394 x 413 x 394, Weight: 14,3 kg. (Click the picture to purchase.)

KDA50

KDA100 – 100W Active drum monitor fitted with 1x 10″ Woofer and 1x 2.5″ Tweeter, 2x 6,3 mm thomann Jack Inputs, 1x 6,3 mm Jack Aux Input, separate volume controls for all 3 Inputs, 3 band EQ Lo-Mid High controls, 3,5 mm mini jack Line input, 3,5 mm Headphone output socket, “Crack” Control, Line Out Dimensions whd: 15.5″ D x 17″ W x 16″ H, Weight: 43Lb. (Click the picture to purchase.)
KDA100

Check them both out here.


The Feaver – 27

Check out this cool video of the Feaver. They were once in Gigmasterz, our student band program.

 

For more info, and to sign up, click here – > http://keyboardgalleria.com/gigmasterzinfo
T
he next session is starting the last Saturday of January.


Recording: How Not to Destroy Your Guitar Tone

This is a common problem for newbies and veterans alike, PHASING! Its basically what results when you put more than one microphone on a single sound source. The sound traveling to each microphone arrives at the same time essentially, but a different part of the sound wave is picked up by each mic. When this happens you get exactly the opposite of what you intended. Instead of this big cool sound of two or more awesome mics, you get a thin, nasally, metallic sound.

There are definitely ways around it. One of the easiest ways, but takes another person, is to put up one of the microphones, and while placing the other microphone(s), listen with headphones. You will definitely hear phasing going on. It will sound exactly like a phaser guitar pedal as you move the second microphone. It doesn’t matter if you are mic’ing a guitar or an amp or a snare drum. It’s physics baby.

There is another type of phasing that occurs with outboard gear and cabling too. Check out this page on what phasing is and how it occurs. LINK

Links for mic placement techniques:
Drums – LINK
General – LINK
The Big Secret – LINK

Check out this video on how to fix it once you have it recorded. This also is an aid to know what phasing is and how to stop it before you get it recorded.


Enter to Win the Blacked Out Tama Drum Set w/ Evans Heads!

Want to win something?
How about a Tama drumset with the new Evans black heads?

Enter here to win!


Reminder: Student Concert Today @ Route 66 Classic Grill – 1 PM

The Gigmasterz Student Bands concert is back! Stop by today at Route 66 to check them out.

David Lemasters, band instructor, said “They’re having a blast and performing really well.”

“I can’t wait!” said Dennis, the owner of Keyboard Galleria Music Center.

What: Gigmasterz Student Bands (ages 10-40+)
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill (8730 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita)
When: 1:00 PM on Sunday 11/4/12
Cost: FREE

 

Info: http://www.keyboardgalleria.com/gigmasterzinfo
Sign-Up for Gigmasterz: http://www.keyboardgalleria.com/gigmasterz
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/375986252479464/


Drum Cover by Gregory Cooper, Student of Daniel Stone

One of our drum instructors, Daniel Stone, started a project of recording the audio and video of a bunch of his students. This video is Gregory Cooper and he is playing “Pursue and Aspire” by the band Horizons.

We’ll be posting more as they come through.